Recitation

Definition of Recitation

Rec`i`ta´tion   Pronunciation: rĕs`ĭ`tā´shŭn
n.1.The act of reciting; rehearsal; repetition of words or sentences.
2.The delivery before an audience of something committed to memory, especially as an elocutionary exhibition; also, that which is so delivered.
3.(Colleges and Schools) The rehearsal of a lesson by pupils before their instructor.

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